Effects of affective subunit and organizational commitment on the management of intergroup conflict within the organization, 2010-2015

Organizations strive to foster commitment among their employees because it is related to group performance and group-oriented behaviour. It is an open question, however, if the positive effect turns negative when it comes to cooperatoin between groups to which members are highly committed. In this dissertation project we examine how conflicts between subunits in organizations are managed based on subunit members' commitment to both their subunit and the organization at large. It is hypothesized that specific patterns of multiple commitment will affect individuals' behavioral orientation toward four distinct more or less appropriate conflict management styles.


Exploring Leadership Motivation 2009-2012

After development and validation of an instrument to assess motivation to lead, several research questions are addressed in ongoing dissertation projects:

1) the mediating effect of motivation to lead between personality and leadership emerge

2) Gender differences in motivation to lead and means for reduction

3) consequences of specific leadership motive patterns and personality (psychopathy) for positive (transformational) and negative (abusive, destructive) leadership behavior and outcomes in terms of OCB and Strain

4) the meaning of implicit leadership theories (Romance of leadership) for motivation to lead

5) development and validation of a career coaching

6) examination of prognostic validity


Leadership development, 2007-2014

Evaluation of a leadership training programme.

The project aims at identifying antecendences of success.

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